The Other Side of the 'Arming Teachers' Question

Speaks for itself (but here's the bones of it): After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Hutchinson became interested in arming school personnel, he said. He was invited to attend an 'active shooter' training and - using a rubber bullet-loaded pistol - he mistakenly shot a teacher who was confronting a 'bad guy.' Genius. Heroic, brave geeenius. You want someone with this...

Need A Little Good News For Election Day?

Well, I don’t have any truly good news (or bad news either, for that matter) - not yet. It’s still too early. But if you’re feeling a bit bummed out already, anticipating what most pollsters say is to come today, then get a load of this (via Crooks&Liars): Rove is without question one of the sleaziest practitioners of political electioneering on the scene today. His résumé stretches...

Why Do Candidates Never Learn

…that there is always a microphone or a camera running somewhere, and that everything they say will come back to haunt them? Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) spoke to the Iowa Republican Party last night, and thanked God for his blessings in life. "Thank you, Lord, for my red-hot, smokin' wife," said Pawlenty -- a quote from the movie Talladega Nights, a Will Ferrell comedy about an idiotic NASCAR...

Reid Reassures The Left Lieberman Is 'On Board'

So says The Hill. I don't know if I believe it:Sen. Joe Lieberman has reached a private understanding with Majority Leader Harry Reid that he will not block a final vote on healthcare reform, according to two sources briefed on the matter....but later (same article):Lieberman’s spokesman said Monday that nothing has changed from last week, when the senator said he would support calling up the...

Birther Claims Literally Laughed Out Of Court

Orly Taitz, Esq, DDS, Loonball Ouch. That's all I can say about Judge Clay Land's decision to summarily dismiss Orly Taitz's latest proxy, Army Captain (and medical doctor) Connie Rhodes, whom Taitz conned into filing a lawsuit challenging her deployment to Iraq orders based upon the belief that Barack Obama is not a "natural born" citizen and therefore cannot legally be President, yada yada...

The Employee Free Choice Act

A lot of US political commentators these days are saying they suspect there will be no fight more contentious in the current session of congress than the one already boiling (but far from over) about the Employee Free Choice Act. This is the bill which opponents (which apparently includes the entire Republican party) have apparently chosen as the hill they want to win or die on this term....